Daily Trust

Troops kill bandits in Katsina

- By Maureen Onochie

The air component of Operation Hadarin Daji has destroyed another armed bandits’ camp and killed some of their fighters in Ungwar Ali-Kere in Katsina State.

Coordinato­r, Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche, in a statement yesterday, said the operation was carried out based credible human intelligen­ce reports and confirmato­ry surveillan­ce missions which indicated that dozens of armed bandits had establishe­d a camp at the location.

He said that the air component dispatched an appropriat­e force package of Nigerian Air Force fighter jets and helicopter gunships which engaged the location in successive passes, destroying portions of the camp and neutralizi­ng some of the bandits.

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